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Old 26-11-2006, 08:08 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

I thought I posted something on this before, but, if I did, I can't find it?

Anyhow,

I'm currently working on one of the laser tanks from the episode "The Infernal Machine".

This time, it's the Flat-Bed tank. Anyone else interested in this or ever built one?

Flat-top Tank 1
Flat-top Tank 2

I've got more progress pictures if any interest is shown here.

I found one of the major parts for this build awhile back. The rest isn't so bad.

Hard to find part


Comments welcome (as always),
Rob.
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Old 27-11-2006, 05:31 AM   #2
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I started building one of those in 1/76 scale a while back, so I'm interested in seeing your work.

What's that hard-to-find part, by the way? (Or would that be telling? )
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Old 27-11-2006, 08:43 AM   #3
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by the picture it looks like a radiator?
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Old 27-11-2006, 09:29 AM   #4
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Yep, but from which kit it comes from is the Double Secret Probationary
part
To me, the builds are more interesting than the actual finished subject.
So any pix you care to post are fine by me.
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Old 28-11-2006, 12:16 AM   #5
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Northerner wins,

It's a radiator. Well, he's almost right anyway, it's half a radiator.

More pictures:

Flat-top Tank 1
Flat-top Tank 1
Flat-top Tank 1

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Old 28-11-2006, 02:34 AM   #6
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Nice workmanship Rob.
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Old 28-11-2006, 02:48 AM   #7
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Thank you.

I'm sure you noticed I missed the angled piece on the right side of the cockpit next to the Chieftain turret mounts.

Flat-top Tank from the Catacombs

Didn't notice it till I had the dang thang made. It won't be too hard to fix though.......but still.

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Old 28-11-2006, 03:06 AM   #8
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A square on view that might help.

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Old 28-11-2006, 07:18 AM   #9
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Perhaps a little off topic, but is that decal next to the Alpha crest in DX's pic from the Revell cutaway nuclear submarine kit? I seem to remember it coming with decals like that (showing various dials & guages).
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Old 28-11-2006, 10:53 AM   #10
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It is.

Parts from that kit turn up on a number of Space 1999 models. It's the older version you want though as there's been a recent issue of a similar kit but in a larger scale.
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Old 28-11-2006, 12:25 PM   #11
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That is very cool! Don't think I've seen any closeups of this tank before
So I had no idea of the mix and match engine deck pieces.
And all those 'Chicklets' surrounding the engine deck are donated right?
Otherwise, that would havta kinda suck. LOL
Keep it up! That looks great!
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Old 29-11-2006, 01:49 AM   #12
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If you're referring to the 50, individually hand crafted, scratch built squares on either side of the engine deck,

Yes, they were donated.....

From a sheet of flat stock, a table saw, a jig and plenty measuring and sanding.

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Old 29-11-2006, 06:49 AM   #13
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Yuck! Not the quality of work, mind you, but rather the repetition of making all those blocks.

The 1/76 scale version I worked on wasn't so labor intensive; I used Evergreen sheet styrene with a v-groove tile pattern. Worked great at that scale!
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Old 29-11-2006, 08:54 AM   #14
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CR,

No, it wasn't fun, but necessary.

Finding what is actually suppose to be there (what Mr. Bower used) proved to be (so far anyway) harder than making the blocks.

How 'bout a pic or two of the 1/76 version?

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Old 29-11-2006, 10:33 AM   #15
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Finding what is actually suppose to be there (what Mr. Bower used) proved to be (so far anyway) harder than making the blocks.
You're not joking.
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Old 29-11-2006, 11:30 AM   #16
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Most impressive. The force is strong in this one.
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Old 30-11-2006, 10:05 AM   #17
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Finding what is actually suppose to be there (what Mr. Bower used) proved to be (so far anyway) harder than making the blocks.
You're not joking.

I know exactly what he used (I'm sure you do too?), but I can't find one...........yet. I'm sure one will show up, but I couldn't wait.

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Old 30-11-2006, 05:26 PM   #18
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Like so many of my projects, my tank is still a WIP. I'll have to see how it looks (a few parts came off during that no-longer-recent move to a new home), but yeah, I'll post pics sometime.
The problem is, I had to return the digital camera I had borrowed, so it may be a few weeks before I can do so.

Still, there's a chance I might be getting one of my own for the holidays, but that's still a few weeks away.

Seeing your tank is inspiring me to re-do mine with better detail, but even if I go that route, I'll post some before and after pics.
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Old 30-11-2006, 09:18 PM   #19
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Hi Rob - Looking very good so far. Will look as good as Your eagle beak tank. Unfortunately I have no time left for another model to start with. Must first come to an end with my pending 1999 projects. But may be You do commission work too?
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Old 29-05-2007, 07:22 AM   #20
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Ok guys,

I have made a little more progress on this tank and will start some molding very soon.

Anybody else like to build one of these anytime?

Rob.
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